Jonathan picks presidential form

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By Samuel Ogidan Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday picked his nomination and expression of interest form to re-contest for the office of the President. This is even as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to give automatic ticket to Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Kaduna state governor, Ramalan Yero and others Read More

Jonathan in closed-door meeting with Emir of Kano

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday had a closed-door meeting with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was at the State House in company of some elders from Kano state. He met the president about two hours before he departed for the Read More

Yari raises alarm over N3.1trn oil funds

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By Umaru Maradu Gusau Governor Abdul’azeez Yari of Zamfara state has declared that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federal Ministry of Finance have failed to account for the whereabout of N3.1 trillion crude oil funds accrued from 2013 to date. The governor made the declaration when he received members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Zamfara state Read More

2015: PDP extends sale of nomination forms

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 Sacks acting state chairmen in Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Abia   The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday announced the extension of the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms by one week. This is even as the party announced the immediate sack of all acting states’ chairmen of the party in Delta, Enugu, Anambra and Abia state. Read More

Nigeria has achieved over 70% MDGs requirements – Gbeneol

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol, has said that the federal government has achieved over 70 per cent of the requirements stipulated by the United Nations for countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. A statement issued yesterday by the MDGs office said that Gbeneol further stated in an interview with journalists Read More

President Jonathan deserves 2nd term – RTEAN president

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The transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan has really brought about socio-economic revolution capable of launching the country into economic giants in the next decades, the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) President, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq, has said. He said Jonathan administration has achieved a lot in many areas that even its self – appointed opponents have testified to Read More

2015: 28 Borno lawmakers obtain APC guber form for Shettima

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ByAwaal Gata Abuja Members of National Assembly and their counterpart at the Borno State Assembly, 28 of them in total yesterday picked an expression of interest and nomination form which they intend donating to the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, as their choice candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek re-election in 2015. The lawmakers consist of one Read More

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Removal of security detail: IG’s action illegal – Tambuwal

October 31, 2014 Blueprint 1

  APC, ACF kick   By Joshua Egbodo, Chizoba Ogbeche, Bode Olagoke, Abuja; Agboola Bayo, Ibadan, and Ahmed Tukur, Lafia Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has faulted the withdrawal of his security detail by the acting Inspector General of Police. The acting IGP, Alhaji Suleiman Abba, had yesterday ordered the redeployment of police personnel attached Read More

2015: Kuffor visits APC leaders on fact finding

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The former Ghanaian president and the Head of the ECOWAS fact finding mission to Nigeria, John Kuffor has visited the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders with intention to hear from the party effort being put in place to ensure a violence free general elections next year. The former president yesterday in Abuja told Chief John Oyegun led Read More

On 30% youth representation in govt

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With the refusal of our octogenarians to relinquish the space for the younger generation in the political sphere, it has become imperative to seek ways of making them see reasons why the younger generation should be given the opportunity to govern. The recent pronouncement by President Goodluck Jonathan that youths should be allowed to vie for the presidency could not Read More